Step by Step Instructions to Paint The Home Is Where The Heart Is Stencil
Hola mi famiglia! Hope ya’ll are having a super creative Thursday! Earlier this week, Cutting Edge Stencils shared a pretty diy savvy idea using one of our most popular wall quote stencils. Ginger Snap Crafts used our Home is Where the Heart Is stencil to create custom diy wall art on canvas.
Super creative, right? We thought so, too! But now you’re probable wondering how the heck you get that lovely stenciled look. The good news, we have a Home Is Where The Heart Is Stencil that is going to make creating a piece of wall art like this easy peasy. And the even better news is that we’ve got a step by step tutorial and quick video that is going to show you how to stencil this heartwarming wall quote in your space. Ready? Here we go!
If you’re a visual sort of person then you’re going to enjoy this short how-to video that will show you how easy it is to paint a wall quote stencil using a brush.
See didn’t I tell you that was an easy! And for your convenience, I’ve added in a quick recap!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Your Cutting Edge Home Is Where The Heart Is Stencil
- Stencil brush
- Clip-on stencil level
- Acrylic craft paint (FolkArt found at Michaels or JoAnns)
- Large styrofoam plate
- Low tack painters tape
- Paper towels
Here are the Simple Steps to Stenciling the Home Is Where The Heart Is Wall Stencil:
In this video, we’ve used our Home Is Where The Heart Is Stencil on a wall. But you could just as easily paint it on a piece of canvas like Ginger Snap Crafts did and hang it on your wall. Before we began, we made sure the walls clean and dust-free!
1. You can place the wall quote stencil anywhere you want on the wall and adhere it with a few pieces of blue painters tape. Do not opt for masking tape, as it will be too sticky and potentially pull off paint from the wall when you remove it!
2. Just slide the clip-on stencil level onto your Home Is Where The Heart Is Stencil to ensure that the stencil is placed straight on the wall. It goes on very easy and you should make sure it sits tight against the stencil. Once it’s in place make sure the bubble is between the two black lines and that’s going to tell you that your stencil is level.
3. Pour some of the paint color you desire onto your styrofoam plate. For this project, the lettering on the stencil was painted in FolkArt Wrought Iron and the heart of the stencil was painted in FolkArt Christmas Red.
4. Blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. It is key to use as little paint as possible when stenciling. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.
5. When stenciling with a brush, you want to stencil in a sweeping motion towards the opening of the stencil (sweep in towards the center).
6. After you’ve painted the stencil, wait about five minutes to remove the stencil from the wall and TA DAH! A heart warming family message!
Where would you use the Home Is Where The Heart Is Wall Stencil? Leave us a comment below!
For more on stencils:
- Shop our Wall Quote Designs and find the perfect one for your space!
- Check out our other stencil videos!
- Once you complete that stencil project, come share it on Facebook!
Thanks for watching and reading! Happy stenciling, DIYers!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew